April 4, 2015. Our third day in Japan was spent with a tour group with a half-day itinerary to two of the city’s iconic landmarks — Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) and Meiji Shrine (明治神宮). In between, our shuttle made brief drive throughs of other landmarks in the city.
In Meiji Shrine we were fortunate to have witnessed a wedding ceremony and a miyamairi (宮参り, literally “shrine visit”) a traditional Shinto rite of passage for Japanese babies.
The rest of the day was overcast with slight rain showers throughout the day.
After leaving the tour group, we went about our own way exploring other districts of Tokyo such as Ginza (銀座) and Shibuya (渋谷).